Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 329–331

Acute renal failure in typical Kawasaki disease

  • Pablo J. Bonany
  • Manuel D. Bilkis
  • Guillermo Gallo
  • Néstor Lago
  • María V. Dennehy
  • Juan M. Sosa del Valle
  • Graciela Vallejo
  • Carlos Cánepa
  • P. Bonany
Acute Renal Failure / Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00467-002-0844-z

Cite this article as:
Bonany, P., Bilkis, M., Gallo, G. et al. Pediatr Nephrol (2002) 17: 329. doi:10.1007/s00467-002-0844-z

Abstract 

Few cases of Kawasaki disease with acute renal failure have been described and only three articles report histological findings. We present an 8-year-old boy with typical Kawasaki disease and acute renal failure who did not require dialysis and had a complete recovery. Pathological findings in percutaneous biopsy included tubulointerstitial nephropathy with mild mesangial expansion, without vessel involvement or deposits in basal membrane. These findings were similar to those previously reported. We also detected apoptotic bodies in tubules.

Keywords Kawasaki diseaseAcute renal failureRenal histologyApoptotic bodies

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© IPNA - International Pediatric Nephrology Association New York, USA 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo J. Bonany
    • 1
  • Manuel D. Bilkis
    • 2
  • Guillermo Gallo
    • 3
  • Néstor Lago
    • 4
  • María V. Dennehy
    • 1
  • Juan M. Sosa del Valle
    • 1
  • Graciela Vallejo
    • 1
  • Carlos Cánepa
    • 1
  • P. Bonany
    • 5
  1. 1.Nephrology Service, Hospital de Niños ”Ricardo Gutiérrez”, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaAR
  2. 2.Emergency Service, Hospital de Niños ”Ricardo Gutiérrez”, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaAR
  3. 3.Pathology Service, Hospital ”Juan P. Garrahan”, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaAR
  4. 4.Department of Experimental Pathology, Pathology Department of the School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaAR
  5. 5.Callao 157 apt. 5-C, 1022 Buenos Aires, Argentina e-mail: bonany@intramed.net.ar Tel.: +54-11-43719232AR